Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Featured Exhibitions & Events

Curious Worlds: The Art of Ellen Lanyon

Ellen Lanyon, Arabian Nights, 1998. Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 52 inches. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift from the Estate of Ellen Lanyon. more »

Taking Their Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context

Jennifer Steinkamp, Rapunzel 9, 2005. Video installation, dimensions variable. Edition of 3. Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Gift of Gabriele Haberland in honor of Willy Haeberli. Image courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. more »

Death in Venice: Warrington Colescott and Thomas Mann

Warrington Colescott, Death in Venice: Dark Gondola, from the portfolio Death in Venice, 1971. Etching, 15⅝ x 11¹⁵⁄₁₆ inches (image size). Collection of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Museum Purchase, in memory of Lois Hartshorne. more »

Kim Schoen: Have You Never Let Someone Else Be Strong?

Kim Schoen, The Second Oldest Amusement, 2011. Still from single-channel video, 2 minute, 35 second loop. Courtesy of the artist. more »

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE, Nov. 27, 8 am to noon

Enjoy 25% off one purchase, most items eligible. Find an extensive selection of contemporary American craft and fine jewelry, as well as art books, cards, and children's gifts, at MMoCA's award-winning Museum Store. more »


MMoCA is launching the Imprint Gallery, a space dedicated to presenting multimedia artwork. The museum invites visitors to experience this uniquely immersive space and explore the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of dynamic, technology-based artwork. View the Imprint Gallery introduction video.

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Through its tours, talks, films, and publications, the museum gives children and adults the background to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of modern and contemporary art. MMoCA Collects, the museum's online exhibition, is a fascinating in-depth look at 30+ works from its permanent collection. more »